Facebook continued its ongoing efforts to help media companies and publishers use its platform with Tuesday’s launch of Facebook Media, a new site geared specifically toward public figures, organizations and media companies.
Facebook introduced embedded posts last July to allow its users to add public posts from media outlets to other Web destinations, such as blogs and websites. The social network announced improvements to the feature Wednesday: a new design, faster load times, and the ability for publishers to save their default widths.
Facebook announced Wednesday that the redesigned like and share buttons it introduced last month are now available to all pages, and that page administrators can now adjust the width of embedded posts to anywhere from 330 pixels to 750 pixels.
Following the announcement by Facebook in August that it relaxed its guidelines on promotions, companies including ShortStack, Woobox, KRDS, TabSite, Offerpop, and Comment Game have taken advantage with products that enable page administrators to run contests and promotions directly on the social network’s News Feed, but what about branded games that are fully playable in News Feed? That’s where Stick and Play comes in.
Twitter has company in the real-time news-related social media arena, as Facebook Monday announced the rollout of two application-programming interfaces aimed at allowing news organizations to tap into its public posts in real-time: the public feed API, which displays a real-time feed of public posts for a specific word; and the keyword insights API, which tallies the total number of posts that mention a specific term during a specific time period, as well as enabling news organization to feature anonymous, aggregated results based on gender, age, and location.
Facebook’s embedded posts, which were introduced at the end of July for select media pages, are now available to all users, the social network announced Wednesday.
Facebook Wednesday announced the rollout of embedded posts, which will allow users to add public posts from the social network elsewhere on the Web, such as on blogs and websites, with those posts including photos, videos, hashtags, and other content. Readers will also be able to like and share directly via embedded posts.
2Q: Facebook Reaches 1.15B Monthly Active Users, 819M Mobile MAUs; Revenue Up 53% Vs. 2Q 2012, GAAP Net Income Of $333M
Facebook reached 1.15 billion monthly active users as of June 30, up 21 percent compared with the second quarter of 2012, while daily active users were up 27 percent to 699 million, and mobile MAUs leaped by 51 percent to 819 million, the company reported as part of its second-quarter financial results.